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Dusk Dances 2015 - Press Kit

Dusk Dances 2015 - Press Kit

Dusk Dances 2015 Press Kit

Table of Contents

I. About Public Energy
II. About Dusk Dances
III. Press Release
IV. Images
V. Links and Hashtags
VI. Download the Full Press Kit


I. About Public Energy

Contacts
Bill Kimball – Artistic Director – bill@publicenergy.ca
Tara Lember – General Manager – admin@publicenergy.ca
Lisa Murray – Production Assistant and PR Intern – publicenergymedia@gmail.com
Phone: Main Office – (705) 745-1788

Board of Directors
Barabara Chisholm (Chair), Charmaine Eddy, Sarah Gencey, Mark Seasons, Bill Kimball

Mission
Public Energy is a cultural catalyst, electrifying the community with powerful dance, performance, and theatre.

What we do
Public Energy is an animator of contemporary dance, theatre, performance, and interdisciplinary work.  We are dedicated to supporting the creation, touring, and presentation of innovative contemporary performance arts, and to developing audiences that are knowledgeable and passionate. Read more on our About Us page.


II. About Dusk Dances

Board of Directors
Jeanne Holmes (Chair), David MacCoy (Acting Treasurer), Ainsley Kendrick, Andrea Konarzewski, Sue Dando, Kevin Press

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience - which invariably includes children, dog walkers and local residents - to eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of the park. Choreographers from various backgrounds are invited to perform a ten-minute piece inspired by the park’s natural environment. Audiences are invited on a pay-what-you-can basis to an innovative site-specific festival, which is not only an artistic event but a social and cultural one as well. 2015 will be Dusk Dances' 21st season, and its fourth season with Public Energy in Peterborough.

Dusk Dances 2015 will feature four shows, including one by a local choreographer and two premieres:

  • Kaha:wi, Four Directions, Young Woman's Dance, choreographed by Santee Smith,
  • Bella, choreographed by Danny Grossman,
  • Photuris Versicolor, a 2015 premiere choreographed by Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier,
  • and L'Eau, a 2015 premiere choreographed by local choreographer Rachel Bemrose.

Sponsors for the 2015 Dusk Dances Peterborough are Magic 96.7 and Holiday Inn Hotel Peterborough Waterfront.


III. Press Release

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IV. Images

Shows

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Kaha:wi, Four Directions, Young Woman's Dance
Choreographed by: Santee Smith
Photo: Joseph Michael Photography
Performers (left to right): Meredith Thompson and Molly Johnson

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Photuris Versicolor
Choreographer:Photo: John Lauener
Performers (left to right): Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier

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Bella
Choreographed by: Danny Grossman
Photo: Yvonne Chew
Performers: Andrea Nann and Gérald Michaud

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V. Links and Hashtags

Public Energy:
     Website:
www.publicenergy.ca
     Facebook: PublicEnergyInc
     Twitter: @publicenergyinc
     Instagram: @publicenergyinc

Dusk Dances:
     Website: www.duskdances.ca
     Facebook: DuskDances
     Twitter: @duskdances
     Instagram: @duskdances

Public Energy and Dusk Dances will be using the Instagram and Twitter hashtag #duskdances and #duskdancesPTBO.


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Dusk Dances 2015

Dusk Dances 2015: Pre-Show Workshops

July 23 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Circus Arts with Victoria Wood

July 24 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Maanoo (Let It Happen) with Hilary Wear

July 25 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Muscle/Bone - Mind/Body with Bill James

July 26 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Hip Hop with Nicole Kelly

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Date
July 23 - 26 2015
Opening act starts at 7 PM; Dances start at 7:30 PM.

Venue
Rotary Park is the lower section of Nichols Oval, accessed from Hazlitt
Street on the east side and the London Street footbridge to the west.
Click here to see a map

Admission
By donation, suggested $10 or PWYC (pay-what-you-can).

Host Brad Brackenridge
Opening musical act Kelly McMichael


The Dances

Kaha:wi, Four Directions, Young Woman's Dance

Choreography by Santee Smith
Performances by Jordana Deveau, Mami Hata, Molly Johnson and Meredith Thompson
Music by Jennifer Kreisberg, Pura Fe and Sony Moreno

Kaha:wi celebrates the spirit of women and their connection to Earth. The music and movement emanate from this land honouring the Konkwehon:we (Iroquois women's) connection to Grandmother Moon, birth and plant world. Feet stomping into Earth, undulating spines and outstretched arms embracing Sky, Kaha:wi embodies feminine force within the life-sustainers (women).

Photo: Joseph Michael Photography
Performers (left to right): Meredith Thompson and Molly Johnson

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2009. 
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Bella

Choreography by Danny Grossman
Performances by Michael Caldwell and Meredith Thompson

Bella was inspired by the opera music of Puccini. In 1977, with the Puccini music and a mutual love of Marc Chagall’s paintings, Danny Grossman and Judy Jarvis set out to make a duet for themselves on top of, under, and around a table. When Mary Kerr arrived to design the sets and costumes, she took her inspiration from the Chagall images they had been using and created a beautiful painted horse as the centerpiece for this charming love duet.

Photo: Yvonne Chew
Performers: Andrea Nann and Gérald Michaud

First premiered at Dusk Dances 2007.
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Photuris Versicolor

Choreography by Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier
Performances by Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier
Photinus appearance by Michael Caldwell
Live insect-o-sonics by Philip Strong

Twin fireflies get separated at birth. After a journey apart, they find each other again, in a cluster of trees, at Rotary Park. See how they grow to become Photuris Versicolor, or as they like to call themselves, "femmes fatales!"

Photo: John Lauener
Performers (left to right): Sylvie Bouchard and Marie-Josée Chartier

Premieres this year at Dusk Dances.

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L'Eau

Choreography by Rachel Bemrose
Assisted by Meggie Pound and Sara Connelly
Performances by Sara Connelly, Madison Sheward, Avery Wright, Eryn Masterson, Brielle Robinson, Jessica Bolton, Sierra Richardson, Mitchell JonesRebekah Houpt, and Brayden Cairns
Music Composition by Blake Richardson

A premiere for this year, Rachel Bemrose's new work L'Eau represents the connection and relationship we have with water, the ways in which it sustains us and is integral to life – and our duty to it - set against the backdrop of Peterborough's Otonabee River. The musical composition by Blake Richardson is especially captivating and integrates perfectly with the fluid movements of the choreography. L'Eau is a local youth commission piece, combining talent from Peterborough and the Kawarthas with the help of Art for Awareness. For more information about Rachel Bemrose, L'Eau, or Art for Awareness, please visit www.artforawareness.net.

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We are always looking for volunteers for Dusk Dances! More information to follow in the coming weeks, but those interested may also call or email our office at 705-745-1788 or admin@publicenergy.ca.


The Dusk Dances 2015 Press Kit can be found on our Press Page.

For more information, visit duskdances.ca or call the Public Energy Office to inquire: 705-745-1788
Media contact: publicenergymedia@gmail.comArtistic Producer Bill Kimbal: bill@publicenergy.ca

Dusk Dances 2015 is brought to you by the generous support of our community sponsors:

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Kate Story: Performances May Be Permanent

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Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
8:00 p.m.

There will be a reception and Q&A with the three collaborators following the performance.

Venue
The Market Hall Theatre
140 Charlotte Street, 3rd Floor
Peterborough, ON
K9J 2T8

Admission
$20 general / $15 students, underwaged / $8 high school students
*Ticket prices include box office service charges
Tickets available for purchase through Market Hall Theatre.


Kate Story in "Performances May Be Permanent" (Photo: Wayne Eardley)

Public Energy Presents Performances May Be Permanent (World Premiere)

Written and performed by Kate Story (Peterborough), with music performed by Bill Brennan (St. John’s), directed by Ker Wells (Vancouver).                           Kate Story in "Performances May Be Permanent" (Photo: Wayne Eardley)

Through dance, theatre and live piano, Performances May Be Permanent follows Kate Story as she explores the deep personal connections between Glenn Gould, a dying mother, the nature of memory, the inner workings of a brain hooked on music, and the redemptive power of connection.

The 30-minute performance will be followed by a Reception and Q&A with the three collaborators – Kate, Bill and Ker – who will talk about how the work came together.

This premiere performance is the culmination of over three years of development. Successive versions of Performances were workshopped and performed in Peterborough and Hamilton, as well as St. John's, Bill and Kate's hometown. After its world premiere in Peterborough, Performances will go on to be presented in St. John's in October at the Festival of New Dance, one of Canada's longest-running dance festivals.  

Photos: Wayne Eardley


Watch a video excerpt from Performances May Be Permanent


About the Artists

Kate Story

Kate Story is a performer and writer, born and raised in Newfoundland and now living in Ontario. She is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Ontario Arts Foundation's K.M. Hunter Award in Theatre.

Visit Kate at www.katestory.com.

     
Ker Wells Ker Wells has directed works for Canadian Stage Company, NACL Theatre (NY), Cleveland Public Theatre, and many other companies and independent artists. Ker co-founded Number Eleven Theatre and Primus Theatre. He has taught at the National Theatre School and Humber College, and presently teaches theatre at Simon Fraser University.
     

Bill Brennan

    

Bill Brennan’s expertise as a pianist, percussionist, composer and producer can be heard on some 100 albums to date. His album “Solo Piano 2” won the MusicNL Instrumental album of the year in 2008, and he was named the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Artist of the Year for 2006. He directs the Memorial University Jazz Ensemble and Gamelan Sagara Asih  (the Memorial University Gamelan Ensemble).

Visit Bill at www.billbrennan.ca/.


Watch Kate Story's K.M. Hunter Award Interview


For more information, please call or email Public Energy during regular office hours at 705-745-1788 or admin@publicenergy.ca.
Artistic Producer Bill Kimbal: bill@publicenergy.ca

Performances May Be Permanent is made possible by the generous contributions of our community sponsors:

Ontario Arts Council     Threatre Trent     BMO Nesbitt Burns

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Presents The Honouring

Kaha:wi's Powwow Boot Camp with Nimkii Osawamick & Jesse Dell
Sunday, September 20 at 12:00PM in Del Crary Park
Admission by Donation

Join Santee Smith and the dancers of KDT for this hi-energy Indigenous dance class! Learn Powwow and Onkehon:we (Iroquois) social dances, conditioning exercises, & contemporary dance.

Click here for more information!

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Date
September 19, 2015
8:30 pm

Venue
Del Crary Park
Peterborough, ON
Click here to see a map

Admission
By Donation
(Suggested $10 or Pay-What-You-Can)


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Kaha:wi Dance Theatre presents The Honouring

Watch history come to life! A site-specific multi-disciplinary performance, The Honouring pays homage to First Nations warriors of the War of 1812, featuring Onkwehonwe families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land.

Audiences have the opportunity to understand the complexity of the War of 1812 through the experiential lens of First Nations, offering a human face to our history. All First Nations took part in the War of 1812 as sovereign Nation allies to Britain. The Honouring pays homage to their personal sacrifices and belief in what was the best for their family, community and future generations.

“You may rely on it that without the Indians we never could keep this country and that with them [on the British side] the Americans never will take the upper posts…for in the woods, where the Americans must past, one Indian is equal to three white men.” – Canadian Militia Officer John Askin to Judge William D. Powell, Jan. 25, 1813

The Honouring premiered at Toronto’s historic Fort York on June 20-22, 2013, followed by performances at the Woodland Cultural Centre on June 25-26 and Fort Erie on June 29-30.

Accolades include:

The Honouring took the audience on a heartfelt journey through war, death and grief, but always with dignified ceremony.” – Paula Citron, Globe & Mail, 2013

“[T]he evocative musical score touched the soul with its mix of native chanting and beautiful instrumental passages…” – Paula Citron, Globe & Mail, 2013

“An emotional and poignant message packaged in athletic and rhythmic dance…” – Jim Windle, Tekawennake News, 2013

Credits
Artistic Direction/Choreographer/Concept/Songwriter/Performer
: Santee Smith
Artists: Santee Smith, Emily Law, Michael Demski, Nimkii Osawamick, Alex Twin, Jacob Pratt, Garret C. Smith, Cheri Maracle, Joshua DePerry, and Jesse Dell
Lighting Design: Alaina Perttula
Video Design/Technical Direction: Andrew Moro
Video and Technical Assistant: Ashley Bomberry
Additional Props and Design: Steve Smith, Santee Smith, Elaine Redding
Creative Producer: Santee Smith
Composer/Arrangement: Lou Pomanti
Additional Composition: Adrian Harjo
Commissioned Songwriters: Jennifer Kreisberg, George Buck
Recorded Singers: Nikki Shawana, Sadie Buck, Gary Parker, Santee Smith
Additional Video performers: Derek Martin, Danny Vyse, Carey-Leigh Thomas, Riley Hill, Christopher Mejaki
Production Photography: David Hou


Watch a Trailer for The Honouring

The Honouring Trailer from kahawidance on Vimeo.

The Honouring pays homage to First Nations warriors of the War of 1812, featuring Onkwehonwe families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land. Audiences have the opportunity to understand the complexity of the War of 1812 through the experiential lens of First Nations, offering a human face to our history. All First Nations took part in the War of 1812 as sovereign Nation allies to Britain. The Honouring pays homage to their personal sacrifices and belief in what was the best for their family, community and future generations.


The Honouring Image Gallery

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About Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, recognized for its seamless fusing of Indigenous and contemporary dance into a compelling signature choreographic vision.  Internationally renowned for artistic excellence, innovation and collaboration, KDT electrifies audiences from Canada and around the globe.

Kaha:wi (Ga-HA-Wee) means “to carry” in the Mohawk language and is a traditional name for Smith’s family.  KDT carries culture through dance, theatre, music and design.  Their vision is to be a dynamic force in contemporary dance in Canada, a centre for creativity, innovation, artistry and Aboriginal expression that reflects, honours and celebrates culture.

KDT was founded by Artistic Director Santee Smith, a leading Canadian choreographer “her highly charged, traditional/contemporary/ballet fusion eats up the stage” (Globe and Mail).  Known for her meaningful, athletic and earth-bound movement language her work is visually stunning, deeply symbolic, spiritually stirring and entertaining. “My work is a response and a reflection of the world in which I live. Through dance I am able to express my dreams, visions and stories, both historical and contemporary.” – Santee Smith

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Artistic Season sees annual performances at Ontario and Torontos’ Harbourfront Centre; national and international touring; one-of-a-kind dance training programs such as Aboriginal Dance Training (ADT) and our March Break Dance Camp for youth.  KDT has been thrilling mature, family and young audiences with its original and powerful productions. Critical acclaimed young audience work, A Story Before Time has reached thousands of students across Canada and the USA.  Since inception, KDT’s repertoire includes Productions recognized as significant contributions to dance in Canada.


For more information, please visit Kaha:wi's The Honouring webpage, or call or email Public Energy during regular office hours at 705-745-1788 or admin@publicenergy.ca.
Artistic Producer Bill Kimbal: bill@publicenergy.ca

Edge of the Woods Theatre: Ralph + Lina

Attention teachers!

Book your students into a matinee showing of Ralph + Lina for grades 7-12.

Email Public Energy or call us at 705-745-1788.

Click here for more information!

Date
Wednesday, November 11, and Thursday, November 12, 2015
8:00 p.m.

Venue
The Market Hall Theatre
140 Charlotte Street, 3rd Floor
Peterborough, ON
K9J 2T8

Admission
$25 general / $17 students, underwaged / $8 high school students
*Ticket prices include box office service charges
Tickets available for purchase through Market Hall Theatre.

Attention teachers! Email Public Energy or call us at 705-745-1788 to book your students into a matinee for grades 7-12. Click here for more details.


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Edge of the Woods Theatre Presents Ralph + Lina

A Fuelled By Public Energy Event

Partially set in Peterborough, Ralph + Lina is a rough and tumble romance following the struggles of two Italian lovers in the face of war, immigration and old age. Real life husband and wife Dan Watson and Christina Serra take the stage, directed by award winning artist Michele Smith (Smith & Gilmour), to tell the very Canadian story of Serra’s grandparents and their struggle to make a better life together in a new city and country: Peterborough, Canada. With 4 Dora Mavor Moore nominations (Outstanding Production, New Play, Ensemble and Female Performance) and a sold out tour of Ontario, this acrobatic comedy has proven an instant favourite with audiences everywhere. For more information about Edge of the Woods Theatre click here.

Photo: Lacey Creigton

Here's what critics are saying about Ralph + Lina

"✭✭✭✭ This is physical theatre at its finest integrating movement, dance, acrobatics and relying on minimal use of dialogue."
    – Christopher Hoile, Stage Door Reviews

"✭✭✭✭…charming, funny, piercing, honest and tightly paced. It’s hard to walk away from “Ralph + Lina” with anything but a smile on your face…"
    – Christina Strynatka, The Examiner Review

"…adorable in the extreme, tempered by moments of poignancy…"
    – J Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail

"…an enduring romance that resonates through generations."
    – Zoe Erwin-Longstaff, Charlebois Post Review


View the Trailer for Ralph + Lina

Ralph +Lina Promo Video- Edge of the Woods Theatre from Edge of the Woods Theatre on Vimeo.


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For more information, please call or email Public Energy during regular office hours at 705-745-1788 or admin@publicenergy.ca.
Artistic Producer Bill Kimbal: bill@publicenergy.ca

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mailing address:
      
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       Peterborough, ON K9J 7Y8
street address:     
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       Peterborough, ON, K9J 2T8

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Artistic Producer: Bill Kimball 
Administrator: Eva Fisher
Performance Curator: Victoria Mohr- Blakenely
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Tickets

Tickets are sold on a show-by-show basis.
To purchase tickets for a specific show, please check the individual show page, or call or email our offices.
Further information can be found on our ticket page here.

Teachers: special student discount matinees may be available.
Please check here for our current education programming offers.